Cookie stocks rise during holiday exchange

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Students traded a diverse assortment of cookies during the Convent of the Sacred Heart Cookie Exchange on December 9 and 10. Arielle Kirven '17

Students traded a diverse assortment of cookies during the Convent of the Sacred Heart Cookie Exchange on December 9 and 10.  Arielle Kirven '17
Students traded a diverse assortment of cookies during the Convent of the Sacred Heart Cookie Exchange on December 9 and 10.
Arielle Kirven ’17

The opening bell rang on December 9 to mark the beginning of the annual Convent of the Sacred Heart two-day Cookie Exchange, where students in each grade traded baked goods.
Students exchanged a diverse array of cookies, ranging from shortbread cookies to fudge-filled biscuits.
Cookie stock indices such as the Saint Madeleine Sophie and Philippine 500 (S&P 500) reflected the market movement. The S&P 500 communicated emerging trends on the three cookie sectors including the homemade sector, the store bought sector and the bakery sector.
Most students invested in the homemade sector with the goal of receiving homemade creative creations in return. Chocolate chip cookies were the most dominant player in this sector.
A decline in cookies from the store bought sector demonstrated a surge of baking in the Upper School. Analysts reported a surprising decrease in shares for the gingerbread cookie which tends to be a favorite during the holiday season. Biscuit equities also suffered a large drop during the sugary session.
The junior and senior cookie market closed December 9, and the freshman and sophomore market opened December 10, indicating a continued increase in overall gains. The highest rising cookie share at the exchange was the peppermint bark, where the seller, sophomore Lizzie Kupersmith, was determined to make an impact on the dessert market. Her shares outperformed the others at a high exchanging rate.
Lizzie was amongst one of the highest advancers at the exchange. During her freshman year, her initial public offering (IPO) was the gingerbread cookie. She soon noticed the popularity of her product and wanted to extend her portfolio to include other commodities.
“I enjoy trading cookies with other students but I also like to trade recipes and new baking ideas,” Lizzie said.
The Consumer Cookie Index (CCI) reported a growth in the amount of cookies exchanged this year. The gross domestic product was calculated at 3,360 cookies while most girls reported their core earnings at 12 cookies.
As the exchange closed its doors for the remainder of the holiday season, power players and minimal traders celebrated another successful year of cookie trading. 
– Arielle Kirven, Staff Writer